WSR 10-08-035

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-69 -- Filed March 31, 2010, 1:55 p.m. , effective March 31, 2010, 1:55 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: The Columbia River recreational salmon and steelhead pilot program endorsement was authorized by SB 5421 during the 2009 legislature. This rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 31, 2010

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-23000A   Columbia River endorsement.   Effective April 1, 2010, anglers fifteen years of age or older must be in possession of a valid Columbia River endorsement to fish for salmon or steelhead in the following waters:


Mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to

Chief Joseph Dam

Deep River (Wahkiakum County)

Grays River (Wahkiakum County)

Grays River, West Fork

Grays River, East Fork

Skamokawa River (Wahkiakum County)

Elochoman River (Wahkiakum County)

Mill Creek (Lewis County)

Abernathy Creek (Cowlitz County)

Germany Creek (Cowlitz County)

Coal Creek (Cowlitz County)

Cowlitz River (Cowlitz County)

Blue Creek

Lacamas Creek

Mill Creek

Olequa Creek

Tilton River

Mayfield Lake

Lake Scanewa

Cispus River (Lewis County)

Coweeman River (Cowlitz County)

Toutle River (Cowlitz County)

Toutle River, North Fork

Toutle River, South Fork

Green River (Cowlitz County)

Green River (Cowlitz County)

Kalama River (Cowlitz County)

Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz counties)

Lewis River, North Fork

Lewis River, East Fork

Cedar Creek

Salmon Creek (Clark County)

Washougal River (Clark County)

Washougal River West, North Fork

Little Washougal

Camas Slough (Clark County)

Drano Lake (Skamania County)

Hamilton Creek (Skamania County)

Rock Creek (Skamania County)

Wind River (Skamania County)

White Salmon River (Klickitat/Skamania counties)

Klickitat River (Klickitat County)

Walla Walla River (Walla Walla County)

Mill Creek (Walla Walla County)

Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties)

Grande Ronde River (Asotin County)

Snake River mainstem

Palouse River (Whitman County)(below the falls)

Tucannon River (Columbia/Garfield counties)

Yakima River (Benton/Yakima/Kittitas counties)

Wenatchee River

Icicle River (Chelan County)

Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County)

Entiat River (Chelan County)

Methow River (Okanogan County)

Okanogan River (Okanogan County)

Lake Osoyoos (Okanogan County)

Similkameen River (Okanogan County)

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